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Posted by Rich Phillips On Friday, March 3, 2017, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in two argued cases: No. 15-0083, M&F Worldwide Corp. v. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., Inc.—In this appeal of the denial of a special appearance, the Court was asked to decide whether Texas courts could exercise... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips On Thursday, February 9, 2017, beginning at 9:00 am, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in three cases: No. 15-0847, Sommers v. Sandcastle Homes, Inc. consolidated with No. 15-0848, Sommers v. NewBiss Property, LP — In these consolidated cases, there are two primary issues.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, beginning at 9:00 am, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in three cases: No.14-0979, Forest Oil Corp. v. El Rucio Land and Cattle Co., et al. — This appeal challenges the award by an arbitration panel of damages for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
Posted by Rich Phillips On February 3, 2017, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in three argued cases. The Court did not grant any new petitions for review. Read the entire order list here. The Court issued opinions in the following cases: No. 15-0073, Paxton v. City of Dallas... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips During the month of January, the Supreme Court of Texas issued seven opinions. On January 6, 2017, the Court issued two opinions: No. 15-0005, Oncor Electric Delivery Co., LLC v. Public Utility Comm'n — Eight parties to a Texas Public Utility Commission ratemaking proceeding regarding the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list on Friday, October 28, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court issued two per curiam opinions. The Court did not grant any new petitions for review or set any mandamus petitions for argument. The two per curiam opinions are: No. 15-0452, In re... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list on October 21, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas issued a slightly revised opinion in one case and granted review in two additional cases. The corrected opinion was issued in No. 14-0743, Southwest Royalties, Inc. v. Hegar. According to Osler McCarthy,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips This week, the Supreme Court of Texas is holding its end-of-summer conference. While most conferences during the year are scheduled for a single day, this conference was scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Court will be considering cases in which it has requested a response... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips With apologies for the delay, here are the summaries of the opinions issued by the Texas Supreme Court on May 27, 2016. The court decided a total of 9 cases: No. 14-0572, Coyote Lake Ranch LLC v. City of Lubbock — This suit between a landowner... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips On May 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in seven cases: No. 14-0362, Christus Health Gulf Coast v. Carswell — This medical malpractice case arose from the death of a patient at Christus St. Catherine Hospital. The plaintiffs asserted that malpractice caused the... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips On May 13, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in three cases, including the long-awaited school-finance opinion (No. 14-0776): No. 14-0086, Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Co. v. White — This landlord/tenant dispute arose from damages to the apartment complex allegedly caused by a clothes dryer... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list on April 15, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in four argued cases. The Court did not grant any new petitions for review. No. 14-0669, Greer v. Abraham — In this appeal arising from a motion to dismiss under... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list issued on April 1, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in 11 cases and granted two new petitions for review. The Court also issued several per curiam orders to appoint counsel in parental-termination cases. The Court issued opinions in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list issued on April 1, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas issued opinions in 11 cases, including 3 per curiam opinions. The Court also dismissed a previously granted petition as improvidently granted. Finally, the Court granted two new petitions for review. We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips On Tuesday, March 30, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court heard argument in two cases: 15-0025, Texas Department of Insurance, Workers' Compensation Division v. Jones — The issue in this workers' compensation appeal is whether a settlement between the worker and the insurance company must be rejected... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court heard argument in one case: 15-0049, Crosstex North Texas Pipeline v. Gardiner — There are numerous issues in this nuisance case arising from the operation of a gas compressor station. Both the plaintiffs and the defendant sought... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list issued on March 18, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court issued one per curiam opinion. The Court did not grant any new petitions. The per curiam opinion was issued in No. 14-0406, Stevens v. Beard (which was consolidated with No. 14-0407, also... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips On Thursday, March 10, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court heard argument in one case: No. 15-0563, Doctors Hosp. at Renaissance Ltd. v. Andrade - This appeal arises from a medical malpractice claim based on injuries sustained during the birth of the plaintiffs' daughter. The issues are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court heard argument in the following three cases: 14-1022, Texas State Board of Pharmacy v. Witcher — The primary issue in this administrative law appeal is whether the Texas State Board of Pharmacy's reasoning in suspending Ms. Witcher's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court will hear argument in the following cases: 14-0743, Southwest Royalties, Inc. v. Hegar — This tax case examines whether equipment used under ground for extraction of oil and gas is exempt from sales tax either because the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list on February 19, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas granted the motion for rehearing in No. 13-0303, Harris County Flood Control District v. Kerr. Our prior coverage of the opinion is here. This appeal arises from an inverse condemnation claim in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips For the second month in a row, the Texas Supreme Court has issued a mid-week order list on a conference day. Again, it appears that the Court voted to grant these two cases today and issued the order today rather than Friday because argument has been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips In its weekly order list on February 12, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas did not grant any new petitions or issue any opinions. The Court did schedule argument on a certified question from the Fifth Circuit that the Court accepted in December. The case is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear arguments in two cases beginning at 9:00 am: No. 14-0767, Linegar v. DLA Piper LLP (US) - This appeal arises from a legal malpractice claim asserting that the law firm failed to perfect a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch
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Posted by Rich Phillips On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Texas will hear argument in two cases beginning at 9:00 am: No. 15-0143, TIC Energy & Chemical Inc. v. Martin - This appeal arises from a workers' compensation dispute. The issue is whether a negligence claim by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Texas Appellate Watch